Western Digital's UFS 3.0 Embedded Flash Drive Answers the Call From 5G

By Rich Nass

Executive Vice President

Embedded Computing Design

March 12, 2019

News

Western Digital's UFS 3.0 Embedded Flash Drive Answers the Call From 5G

Western Digital has developed the iNAND MC EU511 embedded flash drive (EFD), which offers sequential write speeds up to 750 Mbytes/s and capacities of 512 Gbytes.

Universal Flash Storage (UFS) is a common flash storage specification for consumer devices. It brings higher data transfer speeds and increased reliability to handsets, cameras, and the like. UFS 3.0 ups the ante even further with a transfer rate nearing 3 Gbits/s. The clear application looking for such speedy memory is 5G, with its promise of super high speed, billions of connected devices, and so on.

To that end, Western Digital has developed the iNAND MC EU511 embedded flash drive (EFD), which offers sequential write speeds up to 750 Mbytes/s and capacities of 512 Gbytes and operates from a lower voltage point. 

The drive is built on the company's advanced 96-layer 3D NAND technology and supports UFS 3.0 Gear 4/2 Lane specifications. The package measures just 1 mm high.

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Richard Nass’ key responsibilities include setting the direction for all aspects of OSM’s ECD portfolio, including digital, print, and live events. Previously, Nass was the Brand Director for Design News. Prior, he led the content team for UBM’s Medical Devices Group, and all custom properties and events. Nass has been in the engineering OEM industry for more than 30 years. In prior stints, he led the Content Team at EE Times, Embedded.com, and TechOnLine. Nass holds a BSEE degree from NJIT.

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